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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Bulkiness or largeness of body; fullness of form, usually due to great fatness; fleshiness; portliness.
  • noun Density or solidity of matter; body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Excessive fatness; fleshiness; obesity.
  • noun obsolete Thickness; density; compactness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or characteristic of being corpulent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of excessive fatness

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, corporality, from Latin corpulentia, corpulence, from corpulentus, corpulent, from corpus, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

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Latin corpulentia.

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